Hypothesis
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    I propose that the sunflower has the remediating capabilities to remove and either concentrate or neutralize a perchlorate solution. The chemical is composed of soluble ions, so I believe the plant will absorb it through the roots in osmosis and active transport. The right conditions will be present for metabolism, so the substance will become inert, allowing the sunflower to be used as a crop or placed in traditional waste facilities.